Antiques & Technology – Doing Things The Video Way!

  The very idea behind starting this blog was to share my collection of antiques with antique lovers all over the world and to somehow re-ignite the spark for preserving and cherishing antiques that were once part of our daily lives. We came up with articles and all of you encouraged the initiative by subscribing… Continue reading Antiques & Technology – Doing Things The Video Way!

The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot.

The antique fire walking brass pot.

    India,the Incredible India, has diverse cultures, mysterious rituals ,age old traditions, rich heritage  and  mythical legends .This is a land where people worship a stone, a tree, a river and a snake and  many more since they see God in all of them. The Hindus in India believe that the entire universe is… Continue reading The Antique Brass Fire Walking Pot.

Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals

an Iyengar priest performing Abhishekam to to idol of Vishnu with Iyengar Chombu

It is fascinating to know that the strong and prominent Brahmin Vaishnavite community of South India called Iyengars have their own exclusive religious mark, their own rituals and a chombu designed and created to carry on their rituals. This beautifully designed chombu shown in the picture is known as Iyengar Chombu in general. Another name… Continue reading Iyengar Chombu – An Integral Part Of Vaishnavite Rituals

Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

of beautifully shaped antique Granit storage pots

Human civilization has passed through different eras and epochs resulting in the inventions that shaped our history and culture. Amongst the many ages that we have evolved through Stone Age is definitely one of them. Stone Age was the time when our entire race depended on stones. They used tools and weapons made out of… Continue reading Back to Basics-Antique Stone Cooking and Storage Pots

Theki – Indigenous Device From Nepal For Churning Butter

A-woman-trying-her-hands-on-making-mohi

I stepped out to get clothes off the line and I almost fainted, OMG! The heat is outrageous. The minute I dumped the clothes on the bed, I thought I should have a glass of lassi or buttermilk. Well, thanks to technology, I just grabbed some yoghurt from the refrigerator, put it in the juicer,… Continue reading Theki – Indigenous Device From Nepal For Churning Butter

Bedroom Décor With Antiques-Few Incredible Ideas

An intricately carved four post antique cot with canopy can be re-purposed as a divan with arrangement of bolsters and pillows

With antiques in the house becoming the trend- when decorating the house, it is a great idea to carry the antiques into the bedroom as well. There are several ways you can do this, from something as bold as changing your bed to an old fashioned four poster bed to adding cozy reading corners to… Continue reading Bedroom Décor With Antiques-Few Incredible Ideas

Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

Antique hand-held brass fan with peacock neck handle

I am going to present to you an antique hand-held brass fan which I have collected recently that was used by a rich landlord during the Zamindari system in pre-independence India. This beautiful brass fan is acquired from a gentleman by name Adinarayanan whose great grandfather was working as a chief accountant for a wealthy… Continue reading Antique Hand-held Brass Fan

My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

Marachombu with lid that is used to carry water during journey

Here’s a new guest post. Sushma, is an ardent follower of ykantiques.com. After realising the benefits of using traditional cooking vessels, she has discarded the modern kitchenware like pressure cookers and non-stick cookware one fine morning and started using only traditional cookware made of brass, bronze, copper, iron and earthen pots. She proudly says that… Continue reading My Experience With Using Antique Vessels For Cooking And Drinking Water

Decorating old-world in a modern home

Two old Portuguese chairs restored .One old brass vessel with glass top positioned as tea table, Two huge brass Gangalams serve as curtain holders

Ever walk past those big old houses with the old furniture and the old glassware that sits prettily in the shelves? Their garage sales must be something, right? To have a similarish feel in your own house, you don’t really have to look too far, go look into your attic you might find something super… Continue reading Decorating old-world in a modern home